Bestsellers of 2020
Check out our combo pack of this year’s bestselling books from Karadi Tales! From the award-winning Mountains of Mumbai to the hilarious Elephant in My Backyard, you will definitely love this set of amazing titles.
The Mountains of Mumbai
Doma has come all the way from Ladakh to visit her friend Veda in Mumbai. While Doma loves the sights and sounds of the big city, she longs for the mountains of Ladakh. Imagine her surprise when Veda reveals that there are mountains in Mumbai too! Author Labanya Ghosh takes you on an unforgettable tour of Mumbai, and illustrator Pallavi Jain’s watercolours bring alive this beloved, bustling coastal city.
The Clever Tailor
Rupa Ram is a famous but poor tailor with an unfulfilled dream – to stitch something for his own family. So, when he receives a gift of a brand new saafa, he is inspired to do just that! At the heart of this touching tale is a generous man who uses his imagination and creativity to do right by his family. With delightful illustrations by Nayantara Surendranath, this book is Srividhya Venkat’s charming Indian adaptation of a European folktale.
Sadiq Wants to Stitch
Sadiq loves stitching colourful patterns on rugs. However, his Ammi reminds him that boys in his community don’t stitch, they tend to the livestock. But Sadiq is determined to pursue his passion.This winsome tale that defies gender norms and talks about a fading shepherd craft of Kashmir, is beautifully written by Mamta Nainy, and illustrated through watercolour vistas by renowned artist Niloufer Wadia.
The Story and the Song
What happens to stories that don’t get told? What happens to songs that don’t get sung? Are they forgotten or do they emerge some day? Parvathi knows a story and a song, but she keeps them to herself. The story and the song, however, are determined to escape! This tamil folktale adapted for children by Manasi Subramaniam is illustrated by Ayswarya Sankaranarayanan.
An Elephant in My Backyard
Maya’s family refuses to believe that she has an elephant in her backyard. But the elephant is not hers and he needs to return home! Shobha Viswanath’s simple, delightful story is illustrated gorgeously in watercolours by Sadhvi Jawa.
Authors: Various authors
Illustrator: Various illustrators
Type: picture book
Format: Paperback and Hardcover